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Retained by the owner of a surfactants expansion project to defend a claim by an electrical contractor for increased costs and loss of productivity. Evaluated standard of care, schedule, causation, labor productivity (including loss productivity due to changes), and damages.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

West Virginia

Retained by the owner of a surfactants expansion project to defend a claim by an electrical contractor for increased costs and loss of productivity. Evaluated standard of care, schedule, causation, labor productivity (including loss productivity due to changes), and damages.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Louisiana

On behalf of a contractor, analyzed an EPC contractor’s change order and delay claims on a chemical plant project.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Jordan

On behalf of an EPC contractor, analyzed the technical entitlement of over 400 change orders associated with an engineering and construction contractor’s $60 million claim on a magnesium oxide production plant. Determined the cause-effect relationships among the changed work and the resulting schedule impact and additional costs. Provided expert testimony at an ICC arbitration hearing in London. The contractor alleged that the FIDIC-based contract provided relief under the Variations clause. However, the owner argued that it was a fixed price contract, and no relief was available. Also analyzed the cause-effect relationship of improper operation by the owner and resulting poor magnesium oxide production from the facility.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Iraq

On behalf of a Japanese EPC contractor, prepared a claim, developed a document database, and analyzed costs and schedules for a $450 million fertilizer plant. Prepared a $100 million claim against the owner, which was abandoned as a result of the Gulf War. Successfully negotiated one Turkish and two Korean subcontractors’ claims against the Japanese prime contractor.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Texas

Reviewed an owner’s contracting strategy and risks associated with the engineering, procurement, and construction of several major chemical plant projects.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Louisiana

Provided construction claims consulting services, claims analysis, and change order reviews related to a methanol plant construction project. Reviewed the EPC contractor’s contract and the EPC contractor’s unresolved claims and change order requests to develop more complete descriptions of the claim issues, evaluate the merits of the claims, and prepare a summary of the claim documentation to support the client’s settlement discussions with the EPC contractor.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Texas

Reviewed change orders, schedule delays, and pending disputes between a major U.S. chemical company and its mechanical contractor on a methanol plant in Texas. Advised the client as to its exposure regarding the technical issues involved in these issues for purpose of settlement negotiations.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Texas

Provided a claims prevention training seminar for a chemical company and its EPCM contractor on an $800 million methanol project

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Texas

On behalf of an owner, performed a schedule quality assurance review of an EPCM contractor’s EPC schedule on a new methanol plant.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Virginia

Provided a claims prevention training seminar for project management and contract administration personnel of a major U.S. chemical company on new boiler addition to an existing chemical plant. Reviewed contract and procedures proposed to be used for the project and recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.

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